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More extremists in New Zealand Universities

A little while ago, we reported that a Professor at the University of Auckland, Nicholas Rowe, had openly affiliated with the terror group, PFLP. …

Reaching for the stars: size matters

There were two recent events that underscore how Israeli society is reaching for the stars. And succeeding through tenacity, openness, and progressive values. The …

Radical politics reviving antisemitism

One of the newly elected USA Congresswomen, Ilan Oman, has been called out for her latest antisemitic tweet by the Democratic Party leadership. Given her …

Walking the talk

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said “Few are guilty, but all are responsible”. But responsibility can be a burden and it is not always easy …

The hypocrisy of Hanukkah at the UN

Hanukkah (or Chanukah, or other spellings) is a Hebrew word meaning ‘rededication’. The festival commemorates the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom from the Greek-Syrians …

Israel-Arab ties strengthen

It has been a remarkable few weeks in Middle-Eastern politics. This included the historic visit of Miri Regev, Israeli Sports and Culture Minister, to the third …

UN fails to confront Hezbollah on Israeli border again

The past month has seen three Israelis murdered in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), and continuing violence at the border with Gaza (including a rocket that destroyed an …

PA blocking fuel to Gaza

There is an electricity crisis in Gaza. Essential services rely heavily on back-up generators but these require fuel. The UN appealed for donors to fund US$6.5m to …

Barkan terror attack exemplifies conflict

On Sunday, two Israelis were murdered in a terror attack by a 23-year-old Palestinian man who left a note praising Yasser Arafat. Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, …

UN Reform

One of the priorities New Zealand signalled when running for a seat at the UN security council was reform by way of trying to restrict …